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This is a Fox Sparrow (red subspecies). Much larger than most other sparrows, Fox Sparrows are not often seen off the ground, as they love digging around furiously on the ground for insects. After hearing this bird scratching through the ground and calling softly, I got low and followed it through the thickets with my ears. After awhile it came out for a brief moment and landed on a completely unobstructed perch, before taking off into another thicket. This is by far the best perch I have ever captured a Fox Sparrow on, so I was extremely excited with this image. Fox Sparrows overwinter, and are normally quite shy. I often have trouble locating them, so getting one out in the open is always a treat. Can you see why they're called Fox Sparrows?

Back Bay Fens
Boston, Massachusetts

February 17, 2010
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:iconmissfortune11:
missfortune11 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow I think I saw one recently so beautiful!!!
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wolfyute Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool photo!
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
hey, I think this looks very much like the one I shot today :D
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
If it's the one you posted on your page tonight, that's an American Tree Sparrow, not a Fox Sparrow.
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katkotab Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sparrows always look sad i don't know why
great pic
thanks
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DGAnder Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Wonderful shot.. consider cropping off some of the bottom. Use something like a 8x4 crop ratio, might make this a stronger image.
Great background on this type of sparrow. :D
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Don, I absolutely agree with the crop, the guys on BPN suggested it as well. I will change it.
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thats a once great capture :)
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Highlighterjuice Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love fox sparrows! I saw one the other day at my neighbors' feeder, and they're just so pretty ^^

Great picture!
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconhighlighterjuice:
Highlighterjuice Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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snowmask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Charming fellow :heart:
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks Katie!
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BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow what a wonderful capture! =D
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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:iconbekkalynn:
BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!
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:iconldfranklin:
LDFranklin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010   Photographer
Beautiful! Wonderful detail!
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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twinkels Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Beautiful shot with great clearity and colors:)
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Wonderful work! :clap:
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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dragona14 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Hmm.. Is it because of the red markings or their behaviour? They look really beautiful though. :)
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
the Red coloring :).
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
so cute!!!! perfect capture!!!!
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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:iconcrazygardener:
crazygardener Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
your so welcome
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
this guy is cool
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Pedro
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willieb Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very Good me boy!
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!
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lightrae Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Good pose that shows the species characteristics, Ryan.
It's great that the light was flat enough to keep the white details.
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Ralph!
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Meigas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
That's amazing! Love that sharpness and bird of course :D
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Meigas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
No problem! ^^
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Wow, great capture! :)
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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ANewCreation Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Perfect!!!
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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ANewCreation Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
:hug:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ..really beautiful
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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singmus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Nice shot.
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Eltasia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
So cute! ;p
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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